Jul 21, 2021

Digital Content Writer - Detroit Red Wings - Closing date 28 Jul 2021

  • SportsJobFinder
  • Detroit, MI, USA
Full time Communication Content creation digital

Job Description

Key Responsibilities
  • Serve as primary team writer for DetroitRedWings.com, including game previews and recaps
  • Serve as the sports & entertainment group’s primary copywriter/proofreader, reviewing marketing communications copy for accuracy and consistency
  • Manage DetroitRedWings.com editorial content calendar, including hockey and business communications initiatives
  • Attend and engage in daily, in-season press conference and media availabilities with Red Wings players, coaches and front office staff
  • Produce stories to amplify team coverage during Training Camp and Development Camp, and for the NHL Entry Draft, free agency, All Star Game, etc.
  • Write feature stories for digital playbill, the official Red Wings gameday publication
  • During the Red Wings’ offseason, produce feature stories for the Detroit Tigers digital playbill and the annual yearbook
  • Produce web stories for DistrictDetroit.com, highlighting community initiatives in the sports & entertainment corridor
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or similar field
  • 1-3 years of experience in writing and/or editing for a newspaper or digital publication
  • Highly proficient in AP style and all Microsoft programs
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications, organizational skills, and ability to deal with deadlines, changing priorities and time sensitive issues
  • Must be flexible to work irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Occasional travel required, including possible team functions
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Please attach/provide 2-3 AP Style formatted written samples with your application.

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